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XP won't recognize hard disk after GRUB


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chadrickmcgowan

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I purchased a Toshiba Portege for school which had Windows XP Tablet originally loaded onto it. I was slightly impatient and stubborn so I decided to dual boot with Ubuntu when I got it, being that the company I purchased it from wouldn't mess with that. Well, I used to be computer savvy and still consider myself decent behind a keyboard so I read up on the issue, partitioned my drive and went ahead with my Ubuntu install. Since I performed this action I have been unable to load Windows, constantly receiving a "Windows cannot find hard disk" error Those aren't the exact words but it is very close. I really NEED both OS on my system, so I attempted to re-install XP with no luck. I received the same error as before. I was then informed that one must install Windows on the drive first and Linux second in order to complete this process successfully. So I reformatted the drive, and used an Ubuntu Live ISO on my flash drive to allocate the drive into (first) Fat32 followed by NTFS. It doesn't matter which file system I use I still receive the same error. Linux is able to read everything, yet I can't get any response out of Windows. What can I do to gain success here? I need Windows to communicate with my desktop, and need Linux for stability, speed, and to take use of free programs equivalent of $400 PC counterparts (such as SPSS). Will someone please solve my issue?
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chadrickmcgowan

You have created three separate threads on this issue.
This one here, one in the Other operating systems forum and one in the Xp forum.
Please DO NOT create more than one thread on the same problem.
This only serves to confuse matters for you, as you are likely to receive many replies.
Additionally it is a waste of time to members assisting you.

That said you have not yet replied to any of the threads.
This ONE and the one in the Other Operating systems forum have been closed. The replies, that were here, on this Linux forum - one of them from me - have been moved to the XP forum post on this link.
http://www.geekstogo...isk-after-grub/
Please continue there.
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